Xenoblade Chronicles Gems and Crafting Guide


Gems in Xenoblade Chronicles are the unique stones which can be added onto weapons and other items to enhance their capabilities.

Some Weapons and Armor have empty slots on them for these Gems which can be occupied by different Gems. Each Gem has specific attributes so you will get plenty of options to customize your gear.

You can have Gems ranging from Level I to Level VI. Level VI Gems can only be crafted using Mega Heat on Level V Gems. We will discuss the crafting later but first, let’s see that how different coloured Gems can help you customize your equipment.

For more help on Xenoblade Chronicles, read our Character Arts and Leveling Guide.

Xenoblade Chronicles Gems

Wind

Green Wind Gems can be crafted by using Wind Crystals and Cylinders

Following Gems can only be equipped with weapons

Name Description
Bleed Attack Chance for auto attack for the Bleed infliction in increased
Bleed Plus Bleed damage is increased
Topple Up The damage on the toppled enemies in increased
Agility Down Decreased lowering agility’s probability.
Break Get a chance for auto attack to inflict break.
Haste Auto attack speed in increased
Topple Plus Increased time duration of topple
Agility Up Character’s agility is increased
Aerial Attack Detection range of flying enemies is increased

Following Gems can only be equipped with Armor

Name Description
Topple Resist Increased chance of resisting Tople.
Good Footing Chance to resist Blow Down
Arts Seasl Resist Character gets the chance to resist Art Seals
Quick Step Increased Movement Speed
Fall Defense Decreased damage from the falls
Agility Up Character’s agility is increased
Aerial Attack Detection range of flying enemies is increased

Electric Gems

You can craft these Gems using Electric Crystals and Cylinders.

Following Gems can only be equipped with weapons

Name Description
Double Attack The chance of double attack is increased
Phys Def Down Auto attack chance to lower physical defense in increased
Paralysis Chance for auto-attack to inflict paralysis is increased.
Lightening Attack Auto-attacks deal more electric damage.
Electric Plus The electric damage is increased.
BackAtk Plus The damage of attacks from behind is increased.
FirstAtk Plus First hit damage is increased.
Daze Up Damage on Dazed enemies is increased.
Daze Plus The time duration of Daze is increased.
Daze Tension Tension while attacking the Daze enemies is increased
Ether Up It will increase the ether.

Following Gems can only be equipped with Armor

Daze Resist You get the chance to resist the Daze
Pierce Resist You get the chance to resist Pierce
Tension Swing Tension changes are made more easiliy
Ether Up It will increase the Ether

 The Following Gems can be equipped with both weapons and armor

Water Gems

You can make them from water crystals and cylinders.

Following Gems can only be equipped with weapons

Name Description
HP Steal You get increased chance for auto attack to heal HP
Arts Heal You will heal HP while using an Art

 Following Gems can only be equipped with Armor

Poison Defense The poison damage taken is decreased.
Spike Defense The spike damage taken is decreased.
Paralysis Resist You have additional chance to resist paralysis.
Debuff Resist You get the chance to resist all debuffs.
Recover Up The healing amount level is increased.
Aura Heal While your Aura is active, you will heal every 2 seconds.
Damage Heal You get chance to heal on being attacked.
Unbeatable You get the chance to survive lethal damage with 1 HP
Auto Heal up The HP recovery is increased.
Terrain Defense Damage taken from terrain is decreased.
HP Up Max HP is increased
AP Up The AP gained during battles is increased

Ice

You can make these Gems from ice crystals and cylinders.

Following Gems can only be equipped with Weapons

Name Description
Slow You get the chance to auto-attack to inflict slow.
Bind You get the chance to auto-attack to inflict Bind.
Ether Def Down Chance for auto-attack to lower the Ether Defense.
Chill Attack You get the chance to auto-attack to inflict Chill.
AutoAtk Stealth The aggro drawn from auto-attacks is decreased.
Arts Stealth Aggro drawn from using Arts is decreased.
Talent Boost Auto-attacks fill the talent gauge quickly but the damage is decreased.
Heat Sink Heat gain from Arts is decreased.
Ether Def Up Ether Defense is increased

 Following Gems can only be equipped with Armor

Blaze Defense The Blaze damage received is reduced.
LockOn Resist You get an increased chance to resist Lock-on
Ether Protect You get the chance to resist confuse.
Ether Def Up Ether Defense is increased

Earth Gems

You can make Orange crystals from earth crystals and cylinders.

Following Gems can only be equipped with Weapons

Attack Stability The minimum attack is transformed into maximum attack.
Attack Up The maximum attack is increased.
Critical Up The critical hit rate is increased.
Ether Down You get the chance to auto-attack to lower ether.
Poison Attack Increased chance of auto-attack to deal poison.
Poison Plus The poison damage is increased.
Night Vision You get better accuracy at night.
Debuff Plus Gem debuff durations are increased.
Aggro Down The overall Aggro drawn is decreased.

Following Weapons can only be equipped with Armor

Bleed Defense The Bleed Damage taken is decreased.
Divine Protect You get the chance to resist instant death.
Physical Protect You get 30 second duration of physical buff at the start of the battle.
Muscle Up The Physical defense is increased.
Earth Cloak The detection range from the ground enemies is decreased.

Fire Gems

You can make these Gems by combining Fire Crystals and Cylinders.

Following Gems can only be used with Weapons

Name Description
Strength Down You get the chance for auto-attack to lower the strength.
Blaze Plus Blaze Damage is increased.
Blaze Attack Increased chance for auto-attack to inflict Blaze.
Weapon Power You have increased chance of Weapon Gem activation.
Aggro Up The overall Aggro drawn is increased.
Strength Up The strength is increased
Revival Hp Up You get more HP healed on being revived.
Initial Tension You will get some tension Bonus at the start of the battle.

Following Gems can only be used with Armor

Spike Spike damage is dealt while attacking.
Chill Defense The Chill damage taken is decreased.
Sleep Resist You get increased chance to resist sleep.
Slow Resist You get increased chance to resist slow.
Bind Resist You get increased chance to resist Bind.
Buff Time Plus Time durations of buffs are increased.
Strength Up The strength is increased
Revival Hp Up You get more HP healed on being revived.
Initial Tension You will get some tension Bonus at the start of the battle.

Gem Crafting

As you progress through your adventure, you will have the option to make Gems from stones called Ether Crystals. There is no real rocket science in the crafting process.

All you need is two party members and you can craft the Gems you want depending upon the crystal items you have. However, keep in mind that the affinity between the two selected party members can affect the crafting process results.

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